Part of a series that aims to express the character of a grape, this is a convincing interpretation of a fickle variety. It has red berry fruits, lit with acidity and with gentle tannins. Touches of spice from wood aging add interest without masking the fruit. Drink the wine now.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.